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WAR AND DOMESTIC PEACE January 31, 2012

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‎”We must be prepared to make the same heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. There is no task that is more important or closer to my heart.”

What was true for Albert Einstein (quote via Metta Center) might be equally true for each of us for which it might be the only practical path to follow.
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ANOTHER TURN FOR RUDD? January 30, 2012

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There is speculation Kevin Rudd will have the numbers in the Labor caucas following the Queensland election, which is expected to be a wipeout.
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TERRORISM AND TREASON January 29, 2012

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Not for the first time, the United States is engaged in an endeavour to obtain the release of a CIA in Pakistan. The complication this time is that the agent is a Pakistani citizen.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: ACTING AS THE WEATHER January 28, 2012

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Another very wet week. Although the rain was heavy at times it did not create the flooding here, it did elsewhere.
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THE IMAGE OF AUSTRALIA DAY January 26, 2012

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The incident involving the PM and the Leader of the Opposition and protesters from the 40th Anniversary of the start of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy will dominate discussion for a while and will linger.
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EU THREATENS OIL EMBARGO January 26, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA, nuclear free zone., nuclear stockpiles.
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The proposed EU sanctions on Iranian oil has elements of the bizarre. What can they be thinking?
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ERUPTIONS ON THE SUN January 25, 2012

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Complacency may be due to ignorance, although in this instance there is said to be no cause for concern from the solar storm that the sun has just experienced.
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THE RULE OF LAW? January 24, 2012

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The concerted action, by the prominent internet organizations appeared to have successfully stopped the passage of SOPA.
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US PUBLIC OPINION AND POLITICS January 23, 2012

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Responses to opinion polls appear to be at odds with public policy and campaign rhetoric in the US. Could it be that the public opinion that is not manufactured simply does not matter?
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FRANCE TO LEAVE AFGHANISTAN! January 22, 2012

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An Afghan soldier has shot for members of the French contingent in that country. There have been previous attacks on foreign occupation soldiers.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG:” . . .ALL THINGS GO”. January 21, 2012

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We had very heavy rain last Saturday which the crossing the creek a hazard. I was stopped in my tracks, but not the dogs.
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SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE? January 20, 2012

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Direct democracy is supposedly in theory a great thing. It can make and possibly break nations.
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CONSTITUTIONAL PROPOSAL January 19, 2012

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The Prime Minister will today receive a proposal to amend the Australian Constitutionto recognize Aboriginal people of this continent.
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JULIA RETREATS AGAIN January 18, 2012

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Gambling is a social curse that has the potential to wreck people’s lives, and often it not the gamblers but the people around suffer the most.
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OCCUPY THE DREAM January 17, 2012

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In the land of the free and the home of brave, political assassination is inexplicable while fear is silent and pervasive.
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WHO IS OUR ENEMY? January 15, 2012

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We must have an enemy. More exactly, “these guys” must have an enemy. The US must have an enemy. We must follow the US in having their enemy – except when it comes to Central America.
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MESSAGE TO UOW ALUMNI January 14, 2012

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The new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wollongong, Professor Paul Wellings,  sent out a video message to the alumni.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: DOGS AFOOT January 13, 2012

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Summer seems to have arrived and will be with us for the next few weeks. Hopefully the relatively cool conditions will continue, but perhaps that is forlorn.

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TERRORISM IN TEHRAN January 12, 2012

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How then is the war on terrorism working out, especially now since it is the “unpeople” who seem to be the victims?
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DRAGGING OUT AFGHANISTAN January 12, 2012

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At some point the US, and its satraps, will be asked to leave Afghanistan, and the question then will be whether it can be managed better than Iraq.
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