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SECRET SYRIAN SCHEMES July 29, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Middle East.
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As the bloodbath in Syria reaches potentially new levels, and as the Syrian opposition asks for, and probably gets new weapons, the unasked question as to Western, most probably American influence in these events, should be raised.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: STAY WITH IT July 28, 2012

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We set off in different directions this week. Not that we knew where we were going. That did not seem to matter to Dexter or Hannah.

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MELTING GREENLAND July 27, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming (climate change).
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Greenland might better have been called White Land. It history is nothing if not dramatic.
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HICKS’ CASE DROPPED. July 25, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Human Rights, Social Environment, US Politics.
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The case against David Hicks alleging he was profiting from crime from the sale of his autobiography has been dropped by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.
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OSLO NOW AURORA July 22, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Peace.
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It is now one year since the bombing in Oslo and the massacre on the Utoya Island. And in recent days there has been the killings in the picture theatre in Colorado.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: TIME FLIES July 21, 2012

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Things look the same but time moves on, and carries us along with it.
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CLIMATE CRASH? July 20, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming (climate change), Humankind/Planet Earth.
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Climate Science is not an easy. Climate is a complex with a many dynamic, often interrelated, variables. There are straws in the wind suggesting that things are getting serious.
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IRAN RETALIATES? July 18, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Middle East, nuclear stockpiles.
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The report is from Israel, so it may be reliable, suggesting that the Iranians have issued a tat to successful computer viruses sent their way.
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INVISIBLE WAR July 17, 2012

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Perhaps in twenty years time, the question will be not that the war in Afghanistan is now lost, but when it was lost.
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OLYMPIC WHIMPER? July 15, 2012

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The Olympics may well have run its course with the London games. Now it seems the British Government is preparing to use “lethal force”.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: MEMORY July 14, 2012

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We can be overloaded with memories. Who knows what memories Dexter and Hannah have. They have a different set of priorities than human beings.
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EAST MEDITERRANEAN NAVAL STAND-OFF July 12, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Middle East.
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The Eastern Mediterranean appears to becoming a political flashpoint, if the report is correct that NATO and Russia deploying increasing numbers of naval ships. The Russians have clear strategic interests at stake.
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MORSI DECREES PARLIAMENT RESTORED July 10, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Middle East.
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The Constitutional Court, before whom Egyptian President Morsi was sworn into office, had declared that the elected Parliament was invalid. Now the newly installed president has issued a decree to overturn that ruling. The game is afoot.
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YASSER ARAFAT MURDERED? July 8, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine, Middle East.
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Al Jazeera has been undertaking investigative reporting. Why would the Israeli Government wish for the death of the Palestinian leader who was seeking recognition for Israel?
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EXTREME GREENS? July 8, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Duckspeak, Global Warming Politics.
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On one plane the attack on the Greens by the ALP power brokers in quite right. The reality of climate change does require urgent action within the next three electoral cycles and ideally within the next one.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG; NOT DARK YET July 7, 2012

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The Earth turns and the Sun seems to set quickly, and sometimes more quickly that anticipated.

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CELEBRATING HIGGS BOSON July 5, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth.
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Any excuse will do for the rites of celebration. Apparently the Higgs boson is a fundamental part of constructing the universe and reality and it looks as if it might just have crossed the boundary from theoretical construct to observed phenomena. If so this will be a very significant discovery.
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LIBOR SCANDAL: FINANCIAL WIZARDRY July 4, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Social Environment.
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So why arn’t financial markets working?
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MEXICAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION July 3, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in LATIN AMERICA.
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The count of the Mexican presidential election seems to be still in progress. A fast count and the results from exit polls seem to favour Enrique Pena Nieto of the PRI.
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PROUD TO BE LIBERAL July 1, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, US Politics.
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I doubt in this election season in what passes now for democratic debate and dialectic we will hear President Obama proclaim, “I am proud to be liberal”.
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