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US CHIEF MAGISTRATE’S DRONE WARFARE May 31, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Duckspeak, Peace, Terrorism Issues, US Politics.
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Roman Emperors,  or at least the Roman Kings, who pre-dated them were Chief Magistrates much like Charles I of England who lost his head over the issue.
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MORE US DEFENCE SPENDING May 29, 2012

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The level of defence spending is almost beyond belief. As a dollar value, measured in trillions, it is beyond comprehension.
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COUNTER-INTUITIVE CLOUD TALK May 28, 2012

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I would have guessed the more clouds the less warming, but the scientific evidence suggests otherwise. So climate science is not only important but interesting.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: TOUCHING SKY May 26, 2012

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Dexter is still attempting to get out from the front yard. He must be getting a bad time, or he is following his instinct. Hannah is not interested in getting out.
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DEFENDING ISRAEL May 24, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine, Peace, Terrorism Issues.
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Not only does Israel live in “a very tough neighbourhood”, but then there is the media environment.
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CHICAGO NATO SUMMITRY AND PROTESTS May 23, 2012

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US citizens attempted to exercise their First Amendment rights in Chicago during the Nato gathering of leaders, which strangely included Australia.
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ADVOCATING GLOBAL WARMING May 22, 2012

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Despite criticism of its billboard The Heartland Institute apparently to continued to make in-house claims for the believers.

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LEGAL LOCKDOWN ON NDAA May 20, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Social Environment, US Politics.
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Last Wednesday, a  district judge of the New York City found the National Defense Authorization Act, section 1021 to be “facially unconstitutional”.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: DEXTER ACHIEVES FREEDOM May 19, 2012

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At times Hannah gets let off to roam around. Dexter never is allowed this latitude. Perhaps that explains why he takes every opportunity to get through the front fence.
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THE FATE OF EUROPE May 18, 2012

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British Prime Minister, David Cameron lectured Europe, more particularly Greece ,on what is the proper neoliberal economic way to follow, but the Greek voters who are suffering from the politics of austerity are not likely to listen.
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NAKBA REMEMBERED May 16, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights, Israel-Palestine, Peace.
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Palestinians have remembered Nakba, and the complicity of the Western Imperial Powers and the Jewish settlers in the dispossession from their land in 1948.
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NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA ELECTION May 15, 2012

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Things are not going well for Angela Merkel. There has been a trail of defeats in state elections. But she is not down and out
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EXPOSING DEHUMANIZATION May 14, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History, Terrorism Issues.
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The US and its’ allies are engaged in operations in Muslim countries. One person’s counter-terrorism is another’s terrorism.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: KEEP GOING May 12, 2012

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Dexter and Hannah kept on going out this week.  The happy medium is not in evidence. The stops sometimes last and then more interesting scents are discovered, especially after other dogs have just passed
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FRAMING JESUS May 11, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Peace, Philosophy, Social Environment.
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Jesus of Nazareth has an extraordinary story. The same is true of Buddha. Both narratives have been enhanced by mythical constructs, but that is the nature of story telling. The historical case for Buddha seems to have been better established.
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LET THEM DIE! May 9, 2012

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Increasing numbers of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have had the effrontery to go on hunger strike.
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ENFORCING AUSTERITY May 8, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in European Politics, Global Electoral Politics.
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Austerity economics, predictably were voted down by Europeans over the weekend.
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FLOODING IN NEPAL May 7, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Natural Environment.
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The floods that occurred in Western Nepal have described as the worst flooding in living memory.
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FOSSIL FUEL PROPONENTS AND PROPAGANDA May 6, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming Politics.
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According to the published list of sponsors Exxon Mobil  does not contribute to Heartland Institute, but Microsoft does. These relationships are veiled in secrecy, as is the political clout that Exxon Mobile wields.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: IMAGINE May 5, 2012

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Much to my surprise the earth does not stand still and the seasons move on and as they do the sun more quickly passes over the escarpment.  So I have been missing the sunshine.

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