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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: RUN TO PARADISE June 30, 2012

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Dexter and Hannah show contrasting behaviors. If Dexter could run, he would. Then he would stay away and come back in his own good time.
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THE TRIUMPHANT WEST? June 28, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth.
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Our European predecessors entered into these lands in which we live they changed the landscape, introduced plants and animals, and changed the laws and attitudes to land.The power of industrial society is subsumed by objective science.
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CAPITALISM RUN AMOK June 26, 2012

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. . . and human beings, much less the natural environment does not matter. Whatever is true about the human animal we do not, and cannot live in a bubble. The disregard of the social and ecological consequences from actions and decisions has be judged as pathological.
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MOHAMMED MORSI WINS, NOW WHAT? June 25, 2012

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Mohammed Morsi has been the declared the winner of the Egyptian Presidential Election with 51.7% of the vote.
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ASSANGE: ACTION AND REACTION June 24, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Social Environment, US Politics.
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Julian Assange, it seems, has a critique of free speech in Western Democracies. His seeking asylum in the London Embassy for Ecuador, has drawn forth an extraordinary effort from the “editorial  board” of The Washington Post.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: SOLACE IN THE SOLSTICE June 23, 2012

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Thursday was the shortest day of the year (winter solstice), so gradually the reign of the sun should gradually increase. This in the immediate terms should make things better for Dexter and Hannah, although as the weather warms and the native animals come out, I will have to put Hannah on her lead.
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AUSTERITY CHANCELLOR June 22, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History, Social Environment.
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One has to assume that Chancellor Angela Merkel did not invent the austerity policies, whose effects are now predictably plaguing Europe.
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THE QUITO OPTION June 20, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Human Rights, US Politics.
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Julian Assange has walked into the London Embassy and the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister says they are giving consideration to political asylum.
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OBAMA FAILED BY FORMER PROFESSOR. June 19, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics, LATIN AMERICA, US Politics.
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South America as a whole does not receive the attention that it deserves, and similiarly that applies to the United States of South American,Brazil, now a member of BRICS.
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GREECE AND EGYPTIAN ELECTIONING June 18, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics.
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Greece and Egypt have taken central stage under the spotlight of electoral politics in recent days. So what if anything do they have in common?
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: THREE OUT OF SEVEN June 16, 2012

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The weather was cold and wet, and I was feeling miserable. My left hand and sinuses were inflamed.  Still regardless of my excuses being stuck at home is not much of a life for Dexter and Hannah.
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CONSPIRACY CONFIRMED: WATERGATE AT 40 June 15, 2012

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Richard Nixon resigned from the office of the presidency of the United States, 38 years ago on 9 August 1974. Earlier in his second term the vice president, Spiro Agnew, had returned.
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“FORWARD”: NORMALIZE MURDER OR NOT? June 13, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Peace.
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The normalization of violence, whether it is the homeless out on the streets of our cities or the summary execution by executive fiat of people by drone in NW Waziristan, or Yemen or Somalia is a way of wearing down principled opposition to unacceptable by constant repetition.
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IMMIGRATION AND ISRAEL June 12, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights, Humankind/Planet Earth, Israel-Palestine.
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Wealthy countries are magnets for immigrants who are simultaneously fleeing oppression and seeking better a life. Israel is just one more country dealing the problem.
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WHAT [CLIMATE] DEBATE? June 11, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Duckspeak, Humankind/Planet Earth, Natural Environment, US Politics.
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I am not following Australian politics because it has been reduced to a Punch and Judy show. It is remarkable how policy issues and concerns get buried.
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JUDGE AFFIRMS NDAA DECISION June 9, 2012

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Judge Katherine Forrest placed an injunction on the application of  a specific section of the National Defense Authorization Act that provided indefinite detention.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: CAUTIONARY TALE June 8, 2012

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The weather was wet and windy this week. We stayed home most days.Dexter and Hannah felt somewhat confined, but behind the clouds a significant astronomical event occurred.
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WISCONSIN RECALL ELECTION June 7, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics, US Politics.
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“Initiative, referendum and recall” is the legacy of the Progressive Era.
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PLANET WRECKING June 5, 2012

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Politicians, who hold relevant portfolio’s in relation to climate change continue to voice scepticism about the findings of the climate science.
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“POLISH DEATH CAMPS” June 3, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Duckspeak, European Politics, US Politics.
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The striking thing to me was the  description of President Obama’s words as having “misspoke”, evoking Richard Nixon. Now they have cleaned up their act and called it a “misstatement”.
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