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BRADFORD WEST BY-ELECTION March 31, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, European Politics.
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One suspects that George Galloway, a Scot, is not doing the cause of Scottish Independence too much good by winning, one can say without hyperbole spectacularly in Bradford West.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: CIRCLES WITHIN CIRCLES March 30, 2012

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It is perhaps like a cycle, but the circuit has changed over time. Dexter and Hannah have a greater sense of the moment to moment experience.

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BRICS SUMMIT March 30, 2012

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The meeting between leaders in New Delhi may prove important. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are discussing a development bank and taking collective foreign policy decisions that challenge American and European hegemony.
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IMPERIAL ENTROPY AND CORPORATE RULE March 29, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, US Politics.
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How can successive wars to be lost, and wars continued to be made? The holy warriors of the Jihad were a god send to the calculators in Washington, although it now seems the train pushing this load has now run out of steam.
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EMBRACING THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX March 28, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Humankind/Planet Earth, Oil, Peace.
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The American killing machine is now seeking to reposition, after its’s spectacular success in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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UNDERESTIMATING CLIMATE CHANGE March 27, 2012

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Forecasting is a practical business.  We are far better off listening to the weather forecast, even if on 18 or 19 days of the year it may be incorrect. With 95% accuracy, taking the umbrella when rain is forecast pays off more often than not.
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QUEENSLAND VOTES 2012 March 25, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics.
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The electoral earthquake in Queensland State Election happened as predicted. I sleep through it in more senses than one.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: MOVE ON UP March 24, 2012

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The problem I have  with this project is too many photographs, and then perhaps the lack of a coherent story.
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ACCENTS: DO THEY MATTER? March 23, 2012

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Starting with the admission that I know nothing about sociolinguistics, nonetheless the topic strikes me as more important than I had imagined.
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GLOBAL PARALYSIS ON CLIMATE March 20, 2012

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As far as I can tell, time and time again, the problem is not the data but it is the political paralysis. Delay in taken effective, concerted global action adds to the problems of climate change.
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ANATOMY OF WAR March 20, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History, Peace.
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Chris Hedges article at Truthdig is summarized by the headline: “Murder is not an Anomaly in War”.
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BRADLEY MANNING: FAIT ACCOMPLI March 18, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights, Terrorism Issues.
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Manning, the suspected leaker of low level American Government secrets, including the presumed war crimes of the “collateral damage” video, then subject to torture, condemned as guilty by the US President, will now be duly sentenced by a military court.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: “LONG GONE” March 16, 2012

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The wet and cool summer seems to have given way to a warm and humid autumn. Still La Nina seems to have stayed  longer that I can recall ever before.
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AFGHANISTAN TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION March 16, 2012

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Afghanistan can be used as another illustration of the repeated failure to the point of perhaps stupidity and definitely barbarity of the policy of regime change and occupation.
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STATE OF THE CLIMATE March 15, 2012

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Only the few with exceptional wealth can take a claim to the High Court to argue that the Carbon Tax will destroy the economy. The rest of us get to read the CSIRO‘s State of the Climate – 2012.
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ILLUSIONS OF DEMOCRACY March 14, 2012

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Albert Einstein wrote of the illusion of consciousness referring, at least in part,to our cultural disconnect from nature.
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KANDAHAR KILLING March 13, 2012

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So far no explanation has been given for  why a US Army Sergeant would attack and kill civilians in Kandahar, Afghanistan. We can expect to be told that he was insane. People usually show symptoms of insanity before the breaking point.
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JAMES HANSEN ON THE CLIMATE March 12, 2012

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James Hansen giving testimony before the Unite...

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For TED,James Hansen gives the speech on climate change and his involvement that the fossil fuel industry just wanted to hear.
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STANDARIZED EDUCATION March 11, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Growth, Humankind/Planet Earth, Social Environment.
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The simplest questions are often those that do not have a simple answer. Presuming such an answer exists is often where we go wrong. The answers are driven by the power structures.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: EVERYDAY RAIN March 10, 2012

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This week if you waited long enough the rain would fall. Even when the sun shone, the clouds and the rain would fall. Dexter and Hannah probably got tired off staying home.
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