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NEW UN STATUS FOR PALESTINIANS? November 30, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine.
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It is a puzzle. Why is it that Palestinians do not have a State, and how was it possible for the State of Israel to continue their dispossession despite the Olso Accords?
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RECOGNIZING PALESTINE November 29, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Israel-Palestine.
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Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbot,  asked a question of the Prime Minister this week concerning Israel.
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HOT AND NOT BOTHERED November 27, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming (climate change).
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Opposition to government can be both non-pragmatic and destructive. Government is the condition for liberty and social action, not to mention survival and well being.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: HOME November 24, 2012

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A dog blog should invite doggerel. I believe the snails got to the envelop in the letterbox. Without much left to push, I will give it a go.

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A GAZA PEACE November 23, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine.
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The establishment of a peace settlement that stops the overt political violence, at least for now, between Palestinians and Israelis is very desirable.
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LIMITS TO FOSSIL ECONOMY GROWTH November 21, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming (climate change).
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The World Bank ahead of the latest international meeting on the Climate Crisis, next week in Doha, Qatar has is warming that the fossil fuel economy will hit the wall unless the 4 degree Celsius increase in Average Global Temperature.
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DEFENCE OR MURDER? November 20, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine.
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The military forces of Israel are again attacking the Palestinians who live in Gaza, a large proportion of whom are children and claiming it is defence. Certain  persons, including those who are public officials,  are parroting this line.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – LOST FOR WORDS November 17, 2012

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What is there to say but that the long overdue rain has come. This may not be the best news for Dexter and Hannah because they did not go out today.
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BLAME HAITI? November 15, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History, Peace.
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Weather has taken an extraordinary toll over the last year in the United States. The cost is likely to be high in dollar terms and in other ways.
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FORTY YEARS ON November 14, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics.
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Gough Whitlam was elected Prime Minister 40 years ago on the 2 December 1992, although the campaign was officially launched at Bankstown on 13 November. That date was perilously close to 11 November, Remembrance Day.
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US VOTER TURNOUT November 12, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics, US Politics.
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Apparently less than 60% of eligible voters chose, or were able, to vote in the US. While a figure approaching 126 million plus people voting is considerable, yet it does not represent the potential voters out of a total population of 315 million people.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: DAYS LIKE SUNDAY November 11, 2012

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The routine was thrown out this week. So I guess there will be days like this, when Friday night somehow morphs into Sunday morning.
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CHECKS AND BALANCES November 9, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in US Politics.
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A friend poses: What is the use in having a political system where the person chosen by the voters is unable to implement his policy agenda? Checks and balances I know, but unworkable without serious compromise of core principles.
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US ELECTORAL PROGNOSTICATIONS November 7, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in US Politics.
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Semantics aside, Nate Silver at his blog, Five Thirty Eight at The New York Times is forecasting that Mitt Romney has a 8.4% chance of winning the US presidential election.
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VOTE FOR THE LEAST WORST November 6, 2012

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“It will be over soon”,  and then what?

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STORM WITHOUT SIGNIFICANCE? November 4, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Natural Environment.
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Even though the Super Storm hit last week, and its impact is still being experienced as it will be for some time, the modus operandi of the news cycle is to move on.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: COEXISTING November 2, 2012

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From time to time on our excursions, Dexter and Hannah have discovered echidnas along the way.
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LEAVING AFGHANISTAN November 1, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA, Terrorism Issues.
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The Prime Minister announced in parliament that Australian forces would be withdrawn from Afghanistan, while indicating the withdrawal would require additional personnel.
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