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EVICTION OF OCCUPY LONDON February 29, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Democracy, Human Rights, Peace, Social Environment.
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Why is it that democratic governments at all levels do not facilitate debate and protest?
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JULIA GILLARD TRIUMPHS February 27, 2012

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As was forecast, Julia Gillard obtained the numbers in an overwhelming manner to see off the challenge of Kevin Rudd, who now retires to the backbench.
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THE CRIME OF WAR February 27, 2012

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The War in Afghan began on October 7, 2001. The war continues as does the occupation by foreign troops, who prop up what is described as the government of the country.
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QURANS BURNT AT BAGRAM February 26, 2012

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“Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” The Afghan Army fires its guns to disperse people protesting the burning of the Quran.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: TAKING A WALK February 24, 2012

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We had mixed weather this week. The last two days have been sunny and warm, so summer has not missed us completely.
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RUDD RESIGNS February 23, 2012

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Doubtless there are volumes of comments and opinions expressed about yesterday’s dramatic decision by Kevin Rudd to resign as foreign minister. I don’t claim any special insight, but it is an occasion that I should note here in passing.
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CLIMATE SLEEP WALKING February 22, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming Politics, Natural Environment.
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At Common Dreams, John Acherson, argues that the ” United States  is headed towards a dystopic plutocracy”.  The reason, he says, is because  “the country is running on lies, myths, deceptions and distractions”  So what is new and what is different?
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REGIME CHANGE IN IRAN February 21, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA, Middle East, Modern History.
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Perhaps it is the case that the Australian Government is subservient and supine in the face of  the American military-industrial complex, as John Pilger suggests, but it is clear that Iran is proactively responding to the pressures of global imperialism.
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SLAVE LABOR February 19, 2012

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Slave labor is an epiphany for modern capitalism, which, perhaps as it always was, as much of an economic system, as it is an ideological system.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: EYES TO SEE February 18, 2012

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Photographs are evidence, subject to interference,  of the objective empirical world. I notice that in some photos there is no indication it is raining.
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SEEKING EARTH (2.0) February 17, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Natural Environment.
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The search to extrasolar planets has been extraordinarily successful. Now it seems this search will have to be aborted because of budgetary restrictions.
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THE GREEK CRISIS February 15, 2012

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Are we witnessing the South Americanization of Southern Europe?
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SLAUGHTER IN SYRIA February 15, 2012

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The killing of people in Syria is shocking. The United Nations, unlike their heroic episode in Libya is unable to protect civilians. So what is going on? Who is responsible? What can be done?
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TAKE A WALK? February 14, 2012

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Apparently there is something that many of us are able to do which has a positive effect on our health.
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MELTING GLACIERS February 13, 2012

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The danger posed to the global habitat by posed by human-induced climate change is real, but the political response is not in proportion.
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LA NINA AND RAIN February 12, 2012

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Over the last weeks, almost every day it has rained. Sunny days without rain have been rare.  The positive side to these circumstances is that there have not been bushfires and the water storages are relatively full.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN? February 11, 2012

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This summer the rain has not gone away. Now I talk to people about the odd day that was sunny. Almost everyday we have had rain.
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THE SCALE OF THINGS February 10, 2012

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We might not be able to comprehend infinity, although at least 78 million light years might well be infinity for practical purposes, although it has a beginning and an end, and measures across the Galaxy.
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COGNITION: CORRELATION AND CAUSE February 9, 2012

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What explanatory power, if any, does the research findings have that people with less cognitive skills than average are more likely to be prejudiced against others and to be attracted to conservative belief systems?
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PHILOSOPHICAL WRITINGS February 7, 2012

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The other day I commented on Catallaxy. Judith Sloan’s daugther had sent her a cartoon that she thought may be of interest to readers.
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