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THE CLIMATE AIN’T WARMING? April 30, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in carbon emissions, Democracy, Natural Environment.
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Three days after the program was aired on ABC television I caught up with the program featuring Nick Minchin and Anna Rose.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: LONG MAY YOU RUN April 28, 2012

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The tendency over the last week has been sunny moments, and then it seems quickly (for the unprepared) the sky has clouded over and rained. Dexter and Hannah have stayed in on a few days.

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RUNAWAY CLIMATE CHANGE IS PROBABLE! April 26, 2012

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There is no chance that by continuing to emit CO2 into the atmosphere that the climate will flip into a new energy equilibrium making it impossible to sustain the existing and expected world population.
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THE SECRET SOCIETY April 25, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Democracy, Duckspeak, Peace.
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One, among the several reasons, people form societies is to organize the process of justice.
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EURO AUSTERITY POLITICS April 24, 2012

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The first round of voting for the French President was completed, as the Prime Minister of the Netherlands handed in his commission. The common thread is the economics of austerity promoted from Paris and Berlin.
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SPEAKER STEPS ASIDE April 22, 2012

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Denying allegations of sexual harassment and misuse of cab charge payments, the Speaker of the House of Representatives has temporarily stepped down.
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BAHRAIN PROTESTS April 22, 2012

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Apparently the Government of Bahrain wished to show to the world that the situation on their island had returned to normal.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: ANOTHER DAY April 21, 2012

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The rain seems to have stuck around. If I waited long enough it would rain, and then Dexter and Hannah would be stuck at home. They accept their fate stoically as dogs do, putting their trust in their human companions.
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INDIAN MISSILE LAUNCH April 20, 2012

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By all accounts India has successfully launched along range nuclear missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead. So India joins the select groups of countries, that includes Israel, with that capacity, while similarly not a member of IAEA, or the nuclear non-proliferation agreements.
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MEDIA PLATFORMS AND CONTENT April 18, 2012

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What are the limits to speech? Yelling fire in a crowded theatre is one case. Does talking with a “terrorist leader” constitute “material support to terrorism”?
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SPRING OFFENSIVE April 17, 2012

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The season of renewal was judged by the armed resistance in Afghanistan to launch staged armed attacks in Kabul and other locations as they did last year.
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THE OLD AND THE NEW April 16, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Modern History, Natural Environment.
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Bob Browns resignation as Greens leader surprised me. His replacement, fellow Tasmanian, Christine Milne, who similarly is an alumni of  the State Legislative Assembly anticipates a tipping point between the old and the new economy.
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ACTION AS RESPONSIBILITY April 15, 2012

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As far as I can tell Leah Bolger has received no notice in The New York Times or The Washington Post. She is the former naval officer, who with articulate expression momentarily interrupted the hearing of the Super Committee formed to reduce social spending. She faced jail for her action.
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FRIDAY DOG BLOG: ONLY TIME April 14, 2012

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Dexter and Hannah have gone on their regular walk again this week, as the days got noticeably shorter.
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AHIMSA AND NONVIOLENCE April 13, 2012

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These words express the same thought but do not seem to have the same meaning. There are parallel constructions in English to the Sanskrit word “ahimsa“, such as “asymmetry”.
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ISRAEL’S EXISTENTIAL DILEMMA: “What must be said” April 12, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Israel-Palestine, Peace.
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The Israeli Government did not like Gunter Grass’s poem, “What must be said”. They were not content to brand him as persona non grata, but label him as being anti-Semite and associate him with the Nazi past and the Holocaust.
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DYSFUNCTIONAL (CORPORATE) DEMOCRACY April 10, 2012

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It is passing strange to observe that in a self defined democracy that the voice of the people is not allowed in the Congress or the Parliament.
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SECRECY, SURVEILLANCE AND TERRORISM April 9, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Social Environment, Terrorism Issues.
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To what extent is the Security State consistent with Government by the People? The United States with its’ dysfunctional democracy and trashed Constitution seems set on the path to totalitarianism. Who then will rule?
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: MOON SHADOW April 6, 2012

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Sometimes it is not easy getting out, but we pushed through that one. Dexter and Hannah are always pleased to get out.
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MATERIALISM AS CONSCIOUSNESS April 6, 2012

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The proposition that consciousness is a state of being seems to work, even if rudimentary.
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